Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hi,

It was a long week with Art Basel in town.. I took the week off from shooting and drove for BMW. They are a sponsor for Art Basel. Met a lot of very interesting folks..

My main car was a white 750li pictured down below. Which is very cool. Trust me it had everything!! But the most innovated car I have ever driven, was definitely the BMW i3. An ALL ELECTRIC car. It will hit the market in February 2014. Very very quick! No oil or transmission to deal with.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/7/750LiSedan/Default.aspx?from=/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/7/750LiSedanRD.aspx&return=/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/7/750LiSedanRD.aspx


http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/vehicles/2014/bmwi/default.aspx

Last weekend I shot the 2013 Palm Beaches Marathon & Run Fest. My first time shooting this one. I had a really nice spot for my location. There were about 7 course photographers in all. Here are a couple of images.





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On Saturday, December 14, 2013, I will be shooting the YMCA Jingle Bell Run 2013, another first for me.

Location:
Homestead Baptist Hospital
975 Baptist Way
Homestead, Florida 33033

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Description: A 5K point to point race through the tree lined
streets of Homestead!
 Beneficiaries: Homestead YMCA's Financial Assistance Program

 Yo Ho Ho...

Saturday, November 30, 2013




http://www.miamiturkeytrot.com/

Date: Nov. 28th, 2013
Start Time: 7:30 AM

Tropical Park
7900 Bird Rd
Miami, Florida 33155

This will be my 3rd year shooting the Baptist Health South Florida's Turkey Trot

This run is presented by Publix Super Markets & is a perfect way to start your holiday season! Also, this year Publix has partnered with the Camillus House to bring you this event. Everyone from 2 years on up can enjoy this run/walk with their family, friends & fellow runners.

Turkey Trot Miami, is in the books! 






A lot more runners than expected, I think there was about 6,000! The runners came across the finish-line nonstop. Thank you, to all that attended.







Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hi Everyone,

Let see what we have for the weekend. 

First on Saturday, I will be shooting the, 2nd Annual Merrill Lynch Bull Run in Ft. Lauderdale at the Huizenga Plaza. My first year photographing this run. 

I can not find much about this run online... "This fun event is a chance for families, individuals and teams to join together in raising funds and awareness for the Autism Program at Nova Southeastern University, Cystic Fibrosis, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The Saturday, November 23rd, race is a professionally timed 5K by Split Second Timing, however participants are welcome to walk and simply enjoy the downtown scenery!" 

Start time: 7:30am 
Address: Huizenga Plaza, 32 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Sunday brings another new one for me, The 8th Annual IPF/NAPF North American Regional Powerlifting Championships.

http://www.usapowerlifting.com/IPF-NorthAmerica/
 
This will take place at the Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach, Florida on November 23 & 24, 2013. The following IPF Member Federations will take part this year British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Sweden, United States of America, and the US Virgin Islands. 

I will be shooting, Robert Crawford, who will be trying for the world record in his class of  a 238 kgs bench press attempt (524.7 lbs) for a 120+ kgs, M3 WR..

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hi,

Well, last weekend, I covered the Friends of Nature Music Festival.

As their website starts out with.. "the organizers of Friends of Nature Festival would like to offer our most sincere apologies for not fully delivering what was going to be one of the most inspiring fundraising events to be held in the city of Miami.".. 

Definitely, nature dealt the FON Fest a bad hand on Saturday night. The south Florida rain was fierce. Managing an outdoor festival of any type is near impossible under those conditions. Even if the rain let up, I am sure the required permits would not have let the music continued.. 

Sunday had perfect weather! The bands that played were great! And got some great shots!

We Are Scientists
We Are Scientists, a.k.a. “W.A.S”.
Comprises Keith Murray, guitar and lead vocals; Chris Cain, bass guitar and backing vocals

http://wearescientists.com/http://wearescientists.com/

   Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime is a tribute band dedicated to playing the music of Sublime.
         Gerard Ramm - Sax                               Pat Downes - vocals, guitar (2007–present)

http://www.badfish.com/http://www.badfish.com/ 
The Sledge Grits Band, Los Angeles , CA.                                                                                KeiKo- Guitar & Vocals                                           bo-Pah - Drums  
 
http://gritsworld.com/http://gritsworld.com/
 In the end I had a good time!

Back to the runners tonight.. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 6PM
This will be my first time shooting the, 17th Annual Fantasy of Lights 5k Run & Walk at Tradewinds Park..

http://holidaylightsdrivethru.com/html/5kRunWalk.html

Enjoy the holiday season with this unique evening race on a USATF-Certified course illuminated by thousands of lights and larger-than-life animated displays. The 5k course is flat, fast and ideal for setting a personal best! Awards will be given out in 9 categories for both male and female.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hi,

It is Veteran's Day... which means the weekend has come & gone. Ouch!

The 36th Annual Key Biscayne Lighthouse 10K/5K Run was a great start to the weekend. There were about 1200 runners.. I think because the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon on Fort Lauderdale Beach, was Sunday, some of the elite runners may have chosen that event.

Here are a few shoots from the Key...









Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hi,

 A BIG weekend on Key Biscayne ~ Key Biscayne Lighthouse 10K/5K Run & FONFEST .

First up on Saturday, we have, The 36th Annual Key Biscayne Lighthouse 10K/5K Run, 
this is my 3rd year shooting this Run.  

The 10K Run to start at 7:40am. 5K Run and Walk to start at 7:45.

It starts and finishes near the base of the historical Cape Florida Lighthouse in Bill Baggs State Park. Both races run through the State Park and the beautiful Village of Key Biscayne. Free state park entrance, water stations and race clocks throughout course.  Food, water, adult beverages, music and massages for all runners after the race.

http://www.kblhr.com/index.html

The Cape Florida Light is a lighthouse on Cape Florida at the south end of Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Wikipedia. Constructed in 1825, it guided mariners off the Florida Reef, which starts near Key Biscayne and extends four miles (6.4 km) from the coast.
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I am excited to have been selected as the, In-House photographer, for this inaugural Event!!! 


 


 The first Carbon Neutral Event to be held in the City of Miami. The mission at FON is to transcend the limitations of the commonplace music festival and leave a meaningful and lasting legacy of environmentally sound concerts.

http://fonfest.com/

Be sure to click on the above image & go to their website to see what this is all about.
  
Location: HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK - Virginia Key is a 863-acre (3.49 km2)   
barrier island in Miami. It is accessible from the mainland via Rickenbacker Causeway.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hi,

Today was a long one, I was shooting the runners @ the IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami.

The 1st runner came by my location at 9:50am and 5239 images later around 3:15pm.. I was finished.

The weather was great, finally the humidity got down to about 65%! Which, is GREAT for Miami. The temperature high was in the low 80's..


An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run, raced in that order and without a break. Wikipedia








While, I waited for the runners to pass and since I was right next to the Freedom Tower, I put the iphone to work. Here are a couple of images that I captured.



                                      The Freedom Tower is located in downtown Miami.

The Freedom Tower was designed by George A Fuller, Schultze, & Weaver. It was constructed in 1925 and was originally The Miami News building. Modeled after the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, the building has a rich, ornamental fa├žade, a deep history for the community, and is one of Florida's most distinctive historic buildings.
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